(Part of The Shepherd’s Voice Series: The Shepherd’s Voice Series brings you the current teaching of Bishops and Cardinals on vital topics facing the Catholic Church today.)
Our contemporary culture has created an environment that is ripe for fostering addictions of all types. In this pastoral work by one of the Church’s leading prelates, Cardinal Justin Rigali gives insights to the very nature of addictions. He explains the spiritual and physical ramifications of addictions and goes on to teach how the Church offers hope and help for both those who are struggling with addiction and to their family and loved ones.
In an easy read and understandable format this booklet explains: what an addiction is, what causes an addiction, and what the “cycle” of addiction is. How can addictions can take the form of chemical substances, sensations, or activities, and how can we know if one is addicted? Is there a cure for addiction? What role can prayer and the sacraments play in helping those who struggle with addiction?
- Justin Cardinal Rigali
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